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When riding twisties, do you like going uphill or downhill the best?

I have to say I love uphills, on the track too, adds a bit of extra breaking in case you overshoot, on the road some dowhills can be steep here in New Mexico, so not my favorite way to go, rather be ascending then descending...

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i'm with you on that one. The worst though is if the corner leans into you or away from you. If one leans away from you then you best be damn careful and especially a downhill twisty that leans away from ya
pucker up and get ready because you best be on your toes.
 

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Uphill is much easier and I have more confidence. I had a fear of going fast downhill for a long time until I did a track day and got rid of that. I didnt like the sensation of loading the front at speed for fear of low siding. Basically my form was bad wear I was putting too much pressure on the handle bars. I also used to prefer left handers compared to right but now I love both after doing a track day.
 

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well for me coming from motorcross to the street i have to say uphill is 10x more fun and comfortable for me
 

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motomummy said:
i'm with you on that one. The worst though is if the corner leans into you or away from you. If one leans away from you then you best be damn careful and especially a downhill twisty that leans away from ya
pucker up and get ready because you best be on your toes.
yeah, I know that feeling...hate when its downhill and slopes away from you, those are definitely pucker situations...
 

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There is a road here that is like the Laguna Cork Screw, the right tun goes down and the next left is going up, very nice road
 

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we've got similar roads here in NM....one of the area's we ride is an awesome downhill, for miles and miles, but crashing is bad, some spot there are guard rails, others if you go down fast, you better learn how to fly....lol
 

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elkbow said:
we've got similar roads here in NM....one of the area's we ride is an awesome downhill, for miles and miles, but crashing is bad, some spot there are guard rails, others if you go down fast, you better learn how to fly....lol
Ya guard rail could be a real pain all over....
 

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motomummy said:
tony at least if you crash going uphill you shouldn't slide as far according to physics
My down hill caused me to break my left clavicle, and destroyed all the body work including the tank. My uphill destroyed all the body work, it and I slid into a guard rail busting the oil pan once it got done bending the hell out of the header. I got a sprained ankle and a sprained wrist because of it. Had a cast on the wrist, a boot on the ankle. The down hill tossed me right off and landed down a hill in some bushes about 20yds away. My up hill I slid on the pavement for about 30 yds before hitting the guard rail. For me it was a toss up ..
 
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